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Old 12-29-2014, 02:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can't sleep


Can't sleep and really having an anxiety attack, the last few days I haven't been feeling very good and haven't slept well at all and really have the craving to drink. Think I'm coming down with a cold or flu on top of it. Well posting helps a bit. God I'd give anything to get a decent nights sleep. 1:00 and wide awake, guess I'll go lay down and try again, just can't stop the anxiety, makes it hard to relax. Well I got thru another day sober, guess that's something.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure if you saw my post in your last thread...there are some really good exercises here...the guided meditations are free too

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Same boat, except it's 415 a.m. on the east coast. I'm not experiencing any cravings to speak of, but I've been tossing and turning since midnight.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm having a full out panic attack, trying to make myself calm down but it's getting worse, just lack of sleep I guess.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hang in there Zeppo have you booked apt with Doc ?
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This flu really kicked in, not sleeping sure didn't help, good thing I don't have anything I have to do today, feel like I'll be staying by the bathroom. See if my wife will go to the drugstore and get some Theraflu or something.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So sorry to hear that you're sick! Do your best to get rest, even if not sleep, just rest today. Sending lots of healthy, healing thoughts your way.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had terrible insomnia for the first bit but I quickly learned that I felt so much better with less sleep than I did hungover.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks, amazing how fast this hit me, last time I was this sick was when I quit drinking, that's pretty much what this stomach flu feels like. Writing gets my mind off it for a while.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Remember that you will hit a wall where your body will have no choice but to sleep and it feels sooooo good when that happens.

Stay strong.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I need some sleep bad, my anxiety gets out of control when I'm so sleep deprived. my doctor tried a few different meds on me, they work for a while. then don't seem to help anymore.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Also when I'm like this makes me want a drink and I know it's the last thing I need.
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Zeppo are you dehydrated ? have you tried rehydration solution for stomach flu ?

it might help calm it down ?
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've been drinking lots of water. my wife was worried I'd get dehydrated .
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Oh, Zeppodog - I feel for you.

Please stay hydrated. I don't thank that Theraflu is for stomach bugs so read the label carefully; those cold and flu remedies upset my stomach bit.

Dee's link is great. When you feel better, take a look.

Feel better.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I feel like when I quit drinking, you just want the misery to go away.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I feel like when I quit drinking, you just want the misery to go away.
Yeah, I know. You're afraid you'll die and you're afraid you won't.

Hang in; this will pass.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I know it'll only last another day or two, I'll survive, at least I hope I will, guess I'll drink another glass of water and take some Pepto-Bismol, it's gotta help.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Feel better Zeppo - glad you are hydrating.
The good news is that when you are over the flu you will still be sober and proud.
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Rehydration sachets stop vomiting if your vomiting Zeppo ?

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